Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger 'sent home from training after huge bust-up with Kepa Arrizabalaga'

CHELSEA defender Antonio Rudiger was reportedly sent home from training following a bust-up with Kepa Arrizabalaga.

The Telegraph claim Thomas Tuchel sent his German compatriot home after tempers boiled over in training on Easter Sunday.

The report adds that the argument was sparked in a small-sided game, in which defender Rudiger went in late on Kepa.

Chelsea's record signing reportedly reacted badly and the heated argument quickly escalated into pushes being exchanged.

Tuchel allegedly decided that Rudiger should not take part in the final five minutes of training, while goalkeeper Kepa completed the session.

Defender Rudiger is said to have apologised to the Spaniard later on and Chelsea are understood to be happy that the incident is now closed.


Tuchel had dragged his side into training following the end of his unbeaten run in a 5-2 defeat to West Brom on Saturday.

The former Paris Saint-Germain manager had previously warned his players not to ‘lose their heads’ following the match.

He said: “We cannot lose our heads now and take away the trust we have in these players.

“It was the moment after the game to be honest, be calm and to tell everybody to breathe.

“This will be a hard evening for everybody.

“We had completely different plans how to start this match day so we have to accept it now, it’s our first loss together.

“It’s important to find a way to deal with it together.”

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